The Big Slapple, a unique festival hub on the Adelaide Riverbank, returns to the Adelaide Convention Centre for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival, with two performance venues showcasing a range of comedy, cabaret and performance events: Apollo Theatre and Blue Note Club.

Cabernet Refined

Venue: Blue Note Club

Friday, 14 Feb: 7.30pm & 9.00pm
Saturday, 15 Feb: 7.30pm & 9.00pm
Friday, 21 Feb: 7.30pm & 9.00pm

A degustation of acts. Absorb something light and fruity, before indulging in a bold, robust finale. After a successful 2019 season, the producers of Cabernet return for another year.


Wilbur the Optical Whale

Venue: Blue Note Club

Tuesday, 25 Feb –  Sunday, 1 March: 11.00am daily
Tuesday, 3 March: 11.00am
Wednesday, 4 March: 11.00am

‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ is a ‘tale’ about friendship, acceptance and celebrating difference. Wilbur & Cecil are BFF’s & are inseparable…or are they? One day while playing hide & seaweed, Wilbur & Cecil are set upon by the Starfish Meanie Gang! How do they get out of this one? Join Wilbur & Cecil and help them in their quest. ‘Wilbur’ is an immersive, interactive accessible performance for children aged 3 — 8 years. Set in an exquisitely crafted underwater world, full of fun, stunning circus tricks, digital & visual imagery, music & interactive play, Wilbur is a show for anyone aged 3 – 93.

All of our shows will have integrated Auslan interpreting, we have noise cancelling headphones available so audience members can engage on their own terms. Our set includes a quiet space as part of relaxed performance mode catering to those who may require it.

Brad Hollis: "There’s a Bit in That"

Venue: Apollo Theatre

Date: Friday 6 March – 9.00pm

We’re living on a pretty special planet, my stairs have stainless steel balustrading.

Hey what’s up, I’m Brad Hollis and I’m super excited to share with you my brand new comedy show. (Spoken like how Tony Hawk would say it)

Wait a sec, is this guy drinking an orange, carrot and ginger juice? …

Le Aerial & Aerial Unleashed

Venue: Apollo Theatre

Friday 6 March: 11.00am (school program) & 7.00pm
Saturday 7 March: 7.30pm & 9.00pm (Aerial Unleashed)
Sunday 8 March: 3.00pm

Le Aerial Blurb: ‘LE AERIAL” is a spectacular display of aerial grace and beauty. High flying, high energy performers treating you to breathtaking aerial manoeuvres which will thrill and inspire. Be delighted by the special ‘Cirque’ type skills and moves which will have you gasping in awe! High class gymnasts, dancers, singers and aerialists have joined together under the direction of Aerial Artists Australia to bring a night full of aerial flying fun.

Aerial Unleashed Blurb: Adelaide’s top aerialists come together for one unique show in an exciting and dynamic display of aerial skills. Be treated by traditional silk acts and high flying creations, you will be amazed by the various themes and innovative concepts.